Removal of a facemask

Prior to removal, wash your hands, ideally with soap and water

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Move to stand over a bin for single use masks or to your washing machine if wearing reusable masks. If away from home, use a plastic bag to store your mask until you can safely wash it. If used, a plastic bag should be binned afterwards or only ever used for worn masks

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Undo the ties/remove elastic from the back, ensuring that you do not touch your face or the front of the mask

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Drop the mask forwards from your face into the bin or place into the washing machine. Try not to take the mask over year head as you risk showering yourself with any contamination!

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Wash your hands again afterwards

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Wash any reusable/cloth masks regularly. It can be with your normal clothes or separate and you can use normal washing detergent

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If the mask or material deforms in any way due to washing, do not use again